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Heavy snowfall on Kedarnath route makes travel risky, pilgrims told to wait 

Heavy snowfall on Kedarnath route has made travel for pilgrims to Char Dham Yatra very risky (Pic. Courtesy ANI)

Due to the continuous snowfall in the region, pilgrims on the Char Dham Yatra have been advised by the district administration to undertake their journey to Kedarnath only when the weather improves in order to ensure their safety.

Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mayur Dixit said that an appeal has been made for the safety of the pilgrims coming to visit Kedarnath Dham.

He said all the pilgrims should start their journey to Kedarnath only when the weather is fine.

“Till the weather is fine, the passengers should stay at the same place and travel intermittently,” he explained.

At present there is continuous snowfall in Kedarnath Dham and the yatra is being controlled. Passengers are not allowed to go to Kedarnath after 10:30 am from Sonprayag, he added.

Appealing to all the pilgrims, he said, “All the passengers should take special care of their safety and cooperate with the district administration by following the guidelines issued by the state government and the district administration.”

With the forecast of rain and snowfall in the high Himalayan regions, an alert has been issued for the next 2-3 days by the Meteorological Department.